Recommended: 4 Editor's Picks

The Ballerina's Little Black Book

By Brittani Marie

Brittani Marie; 74 pages; $34.99

Made specifically for ballet dancers of color, this guide contains advice on getting started in ballet, dance bag essentials, pointe shoe prep, auditions and self-care, interspersed between beautiful full-page photos of role models like Misty Copeland, Alicia Graf Mack, Aesha Ash and Ebony Williams.

Music for Ballet Class: 'Attitude' Ballet Class Music for Young Dancers “Tutus and Tempo Collection" Vol. IV

By Nolwenn Collet in collaboration with

Grainne McArdle

55 tracks; 63 minutes; $29

Get your young ballerinas dancing with Nolwenn Collet's new installment of her Tutus and Tempo Collection. The tracks are short (most are between 26 seconds and a minute), so they're ideal for young children taking creative movement or beginner ballet.

Creative Haven Insanely Intricate Shall We Dance? Coloring Book

By Phill Evans

Dover Publications, Inc.; 64 pages; $5.99

Adult coloring books are all the rage in stress relief these days. Enjoy a meditative coloring session with one of more than 30 dance scenes in Shall We Dance? The highly detailed pages feature a range of dance scenes, including belly dancing, ballroom, ballet and even an image from the film Cabaret.

Public Scholarship in Dance: Teaching, Choreography, Research, Service, and Assessment for Community Engagement

By Lynnette Overby

Human Kinetics; 144 pages; $29

Dance educators will find this a useful resource for engaging their community through teaching, choreography and research. Citing dance projects in underserved communities, nursing homes and schools, University of Delaware professor Lynnette Overby shows how dance can be a powerful tool for outreach.

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